April 17, 2021

Alibaba in 2018 — Beijing or the market?

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By William Pesek From Nikkei Asian Review Will Jack Ma have to choose between duty to Wall St shareholders and loyalty to team Xi? At a tech conference in China’s Zhejiang province last month, Jack Ma made headlines for an unusual reason. The founder of Alibaba Group Holding is as blunt and brash as mainland […]

Earth has its hottest summer and hottest August on record

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By Jeff Masters From Weather Underground August 2015 was Earth’s hottest August on record, and the Northern Hemisphere summer period of June-July-August was the hottest summer since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Thursday. NASA rated August 2015 as the 2nd warmest August on record, a scant […]